TITLE

Manual Turns in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation

AUTHOR(S)
Winkelman, Chris; Ling-Chun Chiang
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2010, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the evidence related to frequency of manual turning positions in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit (ICU). It discusses the benefits and risks of frequent manual turning and why new evidence must be developed for best care of patients. It depicts that up to 90% of acute care patients who need assistance in repositioning are not receiving manual turning as needed.
ACCESSION #
52650756

 

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